Check out NASA's list of plants which can be grown indoors to improve health

A team of NASA scientists has found that growing certain plants in your house will protect you from illness.


It is always great to see plants on gardens, but now scientists believe that the benefits, both visual and physical will be doubled once you bring it inside. A team of NASA scientists has proved that growing certain plants in your interiors will dramatically protect you from illness, thereby enhancing your overall wellbeing. The presence of plants in the interiors will help in reducing anxiety, stress and to reduce airborne pollutants.

A remedy to the harms of city life

People in the modern world are leading a very fast-paced life, and they are not getting enough time to stay close to nature. Most of the city dwellers spent most of their times inside rooms, and bringing outside plants to the interiors will literally bring back the healing strength of nature to our households.

The study claims that workers tend to be more productive when they are surrounded by greeneries. Pain management among patients also fetched better results when there is a plant on the ward.

Many studies have proved that pollutants are causing thousands of death a year. Plants trap and filter the pollutants, which will make the people living there less prone to illness.

List of plants which improve your health

Areca Palm:

Areca Palm
Areca Palm Pixabay

Madagascan areca palm is an effective anti-pollutant plant capable to absorb pollutants, both gaseous and particulate from the air. As the Areca Palm releases moisture into the air, breathing becomes very easy making it a brilliant choice for people who have cold and sinus issues.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Reuters

NASA considers Aloe Vera the best plant for air purification. It is ideal to grow an aloe vera plant in the bedroom, as it releases Oxygen continuously in the night.

English Ivy:

English Ivy
English Ivy Reuters

As English Ivy removes more than 70 percent of airborne mould in just 12 hours, growing this plant is very much beneficial for people with Asthma and other breathing disorders.

Dwarf Date Palm:

Dwarf Date Palm
Dwarf Date Palm Reuters

The plant is rough and has a long life. The plant is very capable in removing pollutants from the interiors.

Some other plants suggested by the scientists are Boston fern, Chinese evergreen, peace lily, spider palm, lady palm and weeping fig. All these plants will improve the air quality of your interiors, thus enhancing the overall well-being of your family.

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